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Pleasanton Makeup Artists

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  • 10 years in business
  • 389 hires on Thumbtack
Lorrane C.
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Let me just start of by saying - ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED MAKEUP ARTISTS IN THE INDUSTRY. Mayra is super down to earth, friendly and passionate about what she does. I got my makeup done by Mayra a couple of times and every time she did my makeup, it was exactly what I wanted. I am supper picky about who touches my face but I definitely recommend Mayra !! Thank you for making all of my special occasions extra special !!!!

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ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
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Heather H.
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Chantelle was the makeup artist for my wedding November 22, 2015. She was prompt, professional, warm, and most of all - made me look better than I ever have before. Her techniques are unbelievable! From contouring, to the individual lashes, my wedding day makeup looked AMAZING! Somehow she made me look like myself, but more glamorous. I would highly recommend her for special occasions, or for any time you want your makeup professionally done by a consummate professional.

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Rose Hill & Crew
4.7
from 76 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly T.
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Rose was fantastic but the other makeup artist she brought along was bad.

Uwasartistry
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Rajpreet C.
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Anne was fantastic. I've worked with almost a dozen makeup artists and she was most definitely the best. I showed her a picture of how I'd like my makeup and she did a phenomenal job so quickly. The makeup lasted all throughout the day and night and I received so many compliments. I will certainly be requesting her service again. If I could choose one word to describe her work- FLAWLESS!

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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sabrina B.
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Rave ! Liv London is a gem. Loved her so much that I used her 2 days in a row and I had no intention before of doing a second session....Shes an intuitive & talented makeup artist, perfectionist in the best sense of the word, generous and timely. The value add is she's so much FUN !! LA / NYC Talent in Silicon Valley...

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Vinnia Tjhin Makeup Artist
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michela O.
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Vinnia was prompt, well organized and the BEST makeup artist I have had on the road! She even did a fantastic job getting my hair in great photo ready order!

Cassandra McClure
4.0
from 64 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 490 hires on Thumbtack
Tasha L.
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Seriously Cassandra is one of the most experienced and best makeup artists I've ever worked with!!! I cannot say enough great things! I've worked with her a few times. She can do any look you want!

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Star High Beauty
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dani S.
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This was the most spectacular service! The “glam squad” did hair and makeup for 14 young ladies for a homecoming dance. It was the greatest day ever.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheila G.
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Susan is an outstanding Makeup artists , she listens to you and then does her magic . She is so passionate and constantly going to classes and learning new tricks . She is my go to makeup artists .

  • 18 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Angelie H.
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Farrah was amazing to work with, I hired her to provide hair styling on a photoshoot and Farrah was a joy to have around. As a makeup artist in the community, I can vouch that Farrah is trustworthy, cares about the clients needs and is extremely professional. The hair styling was beautiful, and the guest was blown away with Farrah's talent. Would work with her again.

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  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Alba A.
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She's extraordinarily talented and professional! I love her work!! She did my Hair and Makeup for a professional photoshoot and I absolutely loved it, the care and time she put into making me beautiful were a clear reflection of her fantastic skills which made me feel more confident than ever and resulted in the most fantastic experience I've ever had when getting dolled up by a true doll and professional makeup artist like her ! I totally recommend her if you're looking for an outstanding MUA!

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Makeup By Jasmene
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nena J.
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I am in love with Jasmene's artwork! She is incredibly amazing when it comes to makeup! She is soo good! She's my to go to makeup artist whenever I need her! She's the best!

Makeup & Hair by Hazel Skye
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Henrietta R.
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Hazel is a professional makeup artist and superb hair stylist. Listens very well to what you want to achieve and talks you through each step she performs on you. I was very satisfied with my results and received many compliments. I definitely will use Hazel again.

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VIVIDbeautyone
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Frankie A.
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Working with Stephanie was truly amazing. She was super friendly, accommodating, and really skilled in her art. She did my wedding make up for my myself, my maid of honor, my mom, and my sister, able to capture exactly what we wanted - glam and boho all at the same time. She also did really well with my mom's more natural makeup and my sisters more "junior bridesmaid" version. She also did our make up trial at our home, and made the entire experience dare I say fun and relaxing! I cannot recommend her enough! I all be for sure referring her to all my friends getting married or having special occasions. She also went above and beyond, staying for my ceremony so we can all have touch ups before the reception. Full service with a smile, lots of laughs, amazing work, and making everyone feel like their best selves - all for a great value! Everyone without a doubt loved their hair and makeup! Once I get back from my honeymoon, I will definitely have a make up lesson or two. I wasn't able to get great photos but she has some of our event on her instagram. You will not regret working with Stephanie!

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Olivia Garvin Makeup
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole P.
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As a former magazine beauty editor and now on-air beauty expert, I've worked with tons of makeup artists over the years. I met Liv when she did my makeup for my sister-in-law's Napa wedding, and since then, she's been one of my favorites. I loved how she made my skin look flawless and glowy without caking on the product. She chose beautiful neutral shadows that magically made my eyes appear bluer and bigger than ever. I highly recommend Liv. She'll make you look like the prettiest version of yourself.

Makeup by Alexaly
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer T.
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An Amazing Makeup artist. I would definitely recommend her for important events. Loved her

Makeup by Jelise
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Irene M.
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Jelise was AMAZING! She is a sweetheart and did a great job with my makeup for a video shoot that I did with my band! I am hiring her again for our next video shoot because of how great of a makeup artist and person she is. She was punctual, nice, did a great job for my hair and makeup, and was even talkative (in a good way so there were no awkward silences)! We were happy with her work. Jelise, you are awesome!

Carina
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Lupe C.
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Loved Carina and her skills, I got exactly what I wanted a beautiful old Hollywood vintage style ! She is a local San Francisco makeup artist that has worked with many celebrities. So happy we chose her for our event. She was super attentive! Definitely recommend her!

Color For Color Artistry
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Karen A.
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I flew into SanFranciso for a wedding and hired Monica Keppard to do my makeup. She did an awesome job, was very personable, and professional. Would highly recommend her.

The Makeup Connection
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Thy P.
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Lexi was very easy and pleasant to work with. She managed to make me look the way I wanted to look. Unlike other makeup artists that I've used, Lexi actually took the time to listen to how I wanted my makeup done, and my partner and friends/family agreed that it looked good on me.

Faced By Janea
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Remi J.
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The best makeup artist in the bay area. She come prepared with her professional chair, light and a huge kit with all different type of lashes. She is the BEST hire her you won't regret it

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you choose the right makeup artist for your wedding?

A wedding makeup artist can ensure a flawless look on your big day. Finding the perfect person isn’t all about price, though. Here are tips for choosing the right makeup artist for your wedding:

  • Research before reaching out. Wedding makeup artists should have an online presence with portfolios of their work. Find someone with an aesthetic you love.
  • Read reviews. You want a wedding makeup artist who’ll be on time, do beautiful work, and add a positive vibe to your day. Pay attention if previous clients report bad experiences with a makeup artist.
  • Consider skin tones. If your bridal party has a range of skin tones, make sure your wedding makeup artist and assistants are experienced and talented working with everyone.
  • Is your top pick available on your date? If so, put down a deposit to secure their services.
  • Confirm rates and payment. Clearly discuss prices and payment plans, and sign a detailed contract so there are no surprises on your wedding day.

Do I need a makeup artist for my wedding?

There are no rules around your wedding day, and that means it’s your choice whether to have a wedding makeup artist. If you’re on the fence about hiring a wedding makeup artist, consider the pros and cons. Some women decide against a wedding makeup artist to save money. The national average cost for a wedding makeup artist is $70-$100, which is an expense some women prefer to do without. Other women just don’t love wearing makeup. Some brides have friends or family members who are talented makeup artists willing to provide their services. If you choose not to have a wedding makeup artist, be sure to do at least two trial runs of your makeup look well before the wedding day to avoid any morning-of panic.

On the other hand, a wedding makeup artist can make the bride feel pampered and confident, giving her a flawless, fabulous look for the ceremony and reception and in wedding photos. For brides who are uncomfortable with heavy makeup, many wedding makeup artists usually excel at the natural look. Many brides consider wedding makeup part of the ritual and tradition of the ceremony, a shared experience with the entire bridal party. Ultimately your choice of whether to hire a wedding makeup artist should be based on what will make you feel most confident and happy.

How much do wedding makeup artists cost?

A wedding means love, celebration and tons of wedding photos. Professional wedding makeup artists have you looking your best on your big day and forever after in your wedding photos. The national average cost for a wedding makeup artist is $70-$100, although this price can increase based on your location, the extent of the makeup services and the reputation of the makeup artist. Most wedding makeup artists offer discounts to brides who book group services for their maids, mothers and flower girls at the same time. Wedding makeup artists who also do wedding hair usually offer package rates for hair and makeup combos. Here are some examples of average wedding makeup pricing:

  • Bridal makeup: $85-$125. Pricing often includes full face, eyes, lips, brows and false eyelashes. Airbrush makeup may be an additional $20 or more.
  • Bridal hair and makeup: $150-$200.
  • Bridesmaid and bridal party makeup: $50-$100 per person.
  • Bridesmaid hair and makeup: $100-$150.
  • Flower girl makeup: $25-$35.
  • Trial sessions: $60-$120, depending on the makeup artist. Some charge their full rate and others charge a partial rate for trial makeup services.
  • Hourly rates to stay on and keep makeup touched up throughout reception: $35-$75 per hour.
  • Travel fees: 50 cents to $1 per additional mile beyond a set radius — such as 50 miles.

How much should you tip a wedding makeup artist?

Wedding makeup artists ensure you and your bridal party are looking your best bright and early on your wedding day. Tipping a wedding makeup artist for their hard work is standard practice, and is also greatly appreciated. A tip of 15 percent to 20 percent of the total bill is appropriate. You may consider tipping extra if the makeup artist or someone on their team went above and beyond — for example, squeezing in Aunt Martha at the last second or redoing a flower girl’s hair free of charge after she dunked it in the fountain.

A gratuity is a reflection of a job well done, so if the wedding makeup artist was late, did a shoddy job or didn’t provide all the services you negotiated, you are not required to tip. Talk with your wedding makeup artist prior to the event to ask how they prefer payment and gratuity to be handled. Can you pay by credit card the day of the event and include a tip then? Do you need to pay in cash the day of the event? Find out ahead of time how to manage payment for services so you can be prepared with cash or credit cards as needed. Even better, delegate the task of payment to someone in your bridal party so you can just enjoy your day.

Actual Requests

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Need a Makeup Artistry Instructor

San Ramon, CA

  • Details
    I need to learn everything about makeup
  • $62.5
    Average price

Need event hair and makeup

San Ramon, CA

  • Event type
    Photo shoot
  • Hair and makeup services required
    Both hair and makeup
  • Additional hair and makeup services required
    Fake lashes: Yes, Airbrush: Yes, Hair extensions: No, Hair weave: No, Custom hair pieces: No, Tattoo Covering: No
  • Hair length at time of event
    Long (below your shoulder)
  • Makeup style
    Not applicable: No, Natural and clean: No, Glamorous and bold: No, Romantic and soft: Yes, Gentle glow: No, Smokey eyes: No, Bold lips: No, As recommended by professional: Yes
  • Number of people needing hair styling
    1
  • Number of people needing makeup services
    1
  • Details
    Will also need eyebrow work
  • $180
    Average price

Need a Makeup Artist for Special Ocassion

Walnut Creek, CA

  • Event type
    Special Occasion
  • Number of people needing makeup
    1
  • Trial makeup session
    No, I am not interested
  • Details
    Make up for Miss Teen Princess SE Asia 2013 to go to special event. Her skin is now allergic to some make up and get blemish, needed to be covered really well.
  • $102.5
    Average price
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